"I've been able to take my kids through school from the proceeds of this business. So this business is of much help to me."
“I would like to have more stores than this one. Because by now, I have only one store. So I would like to have many stores.”
"Since I’m a widow, I don’t have anybody to support me. But I’ve gotten some capital to build myself. I can stand on my own. I can do my things the way I like."
"I run my business to pay my grandchildren's school fees and meet my basic needs. With your help, I'm excited to receive business training."
"Since I have skills through cookstoves, I'd like to open a place where I can sell my goods on my own."
Anna would like to hire members of her community to assist with stove production.
"I want to hire 10 employees and purchase a pickup truck to bring my products to market."
"I plan on employing one or two more people to increase my capacity to be able to produce. But that is dependent on me accessing capital.”
“My family depends on this business, because where my husband works is so low wages.”
"I post on WhatsApp the photos of what I'm selling."
"I need capital to generally expand my business, that is: get more materials, add more labor to make more stoves, to serve a bigger market."
"I'm feeling very happy, very motivated, and ready to see what the support will do."
“I am planning and praying that I get a breakthrough in terms of more capital."